Women's Rights

By Owen Strickland and Aidan Buck

Women campaigning for the right to vote. Women finally received the right to vote in the 19th amendment.

This picture is relevant because it shows how women were taking a more active role in campaigning for change

The Seneca Falls convention was the first gathering of people exclusively for the purpose of the advancements of women's rights.

This picture is relevant because Seneca Falls was the first official convention just for women and is considered a groundbreaking event in the movement for women's rights.

The Seneca falls convention was the first women's rights convention. It attracted widespread attention and paved the way for many conventions that followed. The ground-breaking declaration of sentiments resulted from this convention.

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Starting in the 1830's, women's rights and their roles in society began to evolve. Beginning with the Grimke sisters in the south, females were calling for change. Key events in the war for women's rights include the first women's rights convention in New York, 1848, as well as more female-oriented conventions after that. The events that occurred in the 1830s-1850s were just the start of the demand for women's rights. These demands would continue well into the 20th century. This movement coincided with the demand for educational reforms and as more women became educated, the demand for rights grew exponentially. In a broader context this shows how people were starting to realize how powerful they were and demand the rights they thought were given to them by the Constitution.

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One important thing people need to understand about this topic is that although many great advances towards women's rights were made in the 1830s-1850s, they had to abandon efforts in 1861 so that they could join the war effort. Although campaigning for rights started in the 1830s, the goals were not achieved until the 20th century. Some important activists were Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth. The long-range significance of this is great as it layed the groundwork for many future reform movements all across the world and led to women being held equal to men in the eyes of the law.

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